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Old 27 February 2006, 06:46   #11
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Codprawn,
I too have a Tdi 300 safari, far better offroad and for slow speeds than my Td5, but Td5 was better on the road providing you didn't stall it pulling away . Keep an eye on the sunroofs as they are notorious for leaking. Having glued all the seals back in, it still leaks.

Never had a problem towing, absolutely rock solid and stops ok as well.
I think ALL glass sunroofs leak - once drove a Ford Granada that dumped gallons of freezing cold water in my lap as soon as I went down a hill.....

Also 2 brand new VW Golfs I had on hire had bad sunroof leaks.

I will check the drains all the time and blow them through with compressed air.
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Old 27 February 2006, 13:15   #12
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my gearbox warning light would come on after prolonged towing up steep hills with large loads, i went to safari engineering who are landy specialists and they indicated it was a problem with the GB on the 300 tdi auto. there might be two types of gearbox used on the 300 so it might have been a specific issues with my type....not sure as never really investigated it, but the guy said "Ooooh yes blah blah blah" so i went down the TD5 route. When towing on the flat it was fine but long drag hills with heavy loads and the light would come on. Anyone who has towed down to Meva will know the hills in question. For short stuff it was fine. They advised that fans dont fix the problem either but help a little bit. A lot of caravan owners i have spoken to go for the manual to steer clear of that problem as it is a widely known issue apparently....although the local landy dealer denied it being an issue on 300's.

but yours codders is a manual so you are in really good shape, just looked on ebay and it does look stunning i must say.

on my 200 the roof used to condensate and drip on your head but the 300 sunfroofs never leaked.

a landy disco with no aircon on the 200 or 300 without heat reflecting glass is a nightmare with little kiddies. luckly our has the special glass and aircon so all is comfortable in the summer heat.....just a hint if you are thinking of a landy for the family..

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Really ? I tow a Pacific 22 with my 300 TDI and I recon the auto is superb.

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Old 27 February 2006, 13:39   #13
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intresting reading considering changing my range for td5 disco, did not know they was heavy on fuel Mmmmmmmmmm

my p38 4.6 on lpg is good really but its got lots of mileage on her now and its worked bloody hard, not that it looks it, if its not towing a boat its towing my offroader up some welsh mountain some place,best part of 3 ton poor thing.
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Old 27 February 2006, 13:39   #14
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Bloke didn't know his Land Rover's then!!! ZF auto in both types of Disco - problem may have been oil cooler too small but not a fault of the gearbox itself.

Know what you mean about the glass - they look like a mobile greenhouse. Mine has aircon and I always drive with all the windows open in summer unless on the motorway.
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Old 27 February 2006, 13:44   #15
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intresting reading considering changing my range for td5 disco, did not know they was heavy on fuel Mmmmmmmmmm

my p38 4.6 on lpg is good really but its got lots of mileage on her now and its worked bloody hard, not that it looks it, if its not towing a boat its towing my offroader up some welsh mountain some place,best part of 3 ton poor thing.
our td5 auto gives around 22 - 25 mpg, the 200 manual was much more economical. i guess with permanent 4 wheel drive etc there is a lot of drag to soak up the hp and use the diesel. but overall a good car, bit sluggish but otherwise its been good the last few years.
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Old 27 February 2006, 13:47   #16
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Know what you mean about the glass - they look like a mobile greenhouse. Mine has aircon and I always drive with all the windows open in summer unless on the motorway.
haha
mobile greenhouse was the term i was going to use originally,

purchased my 300 from a garage, sold it 18 months later for more than i paid!!

brill car from that perspective.
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Know what you mean about the glass - they look like a mobile greenhouse. Mine has aircon and I always drive with all the windows open in summer unless on the motorway.
You sure that's not because you want everyone to hear your favourite Pepsi and Shirley CD?

Seriously though, nice buy there. I've given up on the autochanger thingies now-pain in the butt. I've got one of these waiting for me to be arsed to fit it in the frontera. Had it in the artic for a while-fantastic bit of kit.

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Old 27 February 2006, 16:52   #18
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I think autochangers have had their day - would never fit one personally - nice to see some head units coming out with front mounted jacks for MP3 players etc. Had to fit my own to the last few units I had. Great to be able to plug in an Ipaq or even my phone to play MP3s through the main speakers!!!
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